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March 2017 Business Events Calendar

Fargo INC March 2017 Business Events Calendar

Fargo INC 1 Million Cups


Wednesdays, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. 1 Million Cups is based on the notion that meaningful connections are made over cups of coffee.

1 Million Cups Fargo is the local chapter of the event and is the record-holder for largest attendance. Each week, they feature men and women who are building their ideas, launching
products and starting companies—with an emphasis on innovative technology. Some events begin with “Random Acts of Art,” where they highlight the local arts scene through song, tap dance or mind-blowing yo-yo skills.

Don’t forget to bring a mug for the java from 20 Below Coffee!
The Stage at Island Park
333 4th St. S, Fargo


Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 – 9 a.m.

The Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Addiction is a local initiative responding to the opioid crisis and the larger issue of addiction in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo community.
Formed this past fall, the commission recently presented emerging recommendations for drug-abuse prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery. They have assembled an expert panel to provide perspectives specifically on the opioid crisis in our community. Panelists will present the magnitude of the problem, workplace- based early interventions, employer-
led recovery efforts and one parent’s heartbreaking story of loss. Don’t miss this chance to learn rsthand what some of our city leaders are doing
to combat this serious issue for our community.
Panelists include:

Jessica Woitzel, HR
Director at Solid Comfort;
Darrin Tonsfeldt, Diversion
Director – Behavioral Health and Financial Services at The Village Business Institute; Chris Myers, U.S. Attorney for the State of North Dakota; and Mary Beth Traynor.
Registration (includes breakfast)

  • $30 Chamber members, in advance
  • $35 Chamber members, at the door
  • $40 Non-members, in advance
  • $45 Non-members, at the door
Hilton Garden Inn
4351 17th Ave. S, Fargo


Tuesday, March 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14, 6 – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 21, 6 – 8 p.m.

Fargo Cass Public Health is excited to invite you to CERT Training starting February 22. CERT, or Community Emergency Response Team Training, is a program developed to better prepare citizens to become more resilient in case of a natural or man-made disaster in an all-hazard approach. Some of the topics will include:

• Fire extinguisher use
• Terrorism/active-shooter training • First aid
• Disaster psychology
• Search and rescue

The CERT program will be a “passport”- based system. There will be two to three training sessions a month to cover the nine total units with a disaster scenario exercise at the end of all the units. If you miss a training session, you can make it up and you do not have to attend the training units in order. Once you start the CERT program, you have two years to complete the training. There will be multiple times throughout the year that you can make up units that you missed.

To register:
Public Safety Building
4630 15th Ave. N, Fargo

Please note: There will be three training sessions held March 8 at the Ramada. Each individual may only register for one session, but feel free to come in a group and split the trainings up:
1) Mixing the Right Ingredients for a “Best Place to Work” Recipe
2) Intellectual Property and Business Law Basics for Fast-growing Companies
3) Get a Grip! Six Keys to Getting What You Want from Your Company

Section 1


Wednesday, March 8, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

From management and human resources to sales and admin, every role within an organization benefits from a great work culture. Is there a magic recipe for success? It starts with the desire to make a great place for employment. But the culture at every company is unique. Find out what elements are important and how to establish your own brand of great work culture at this training with Eric Newell, president of Stoneridge Software.
What will you learn?

What elements go into great work culture How the de nition of greatness and realistic offerings differs between organizations How to manage remote teams and the importance of good meetings

Attendees will have the opportunity to view what has been successful at other companies, participate in an exercise to define what is important to them and participate in a Q&A.

This training qualifies for two CPE credits for the ND CPA Society.

About the Speaker

Newell is the president and founder of Stoneridge Software, a Microsoft partner organization. In the three years since founding the company, he has led Stoneridge Software through explosive growth in team members, customers, services and product offerings.

Registration (includes lunch)

  • $27 Chamber members, in advance
  • $32 Chamber members, at the door
  • $40 Non-members, in advance
  • $45 Non-members, at the door
Ramada Plaza & Suites and Conference Center – Crystal I Room
1635 42nd St. S, Fargo

Section 2


Wednesday, March 8, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Is your company’s intellectual property protected? Are you making the right strategic legal decisions to ensure your company’s continued growth and success? If you’re not sure or simply need a refresher on the different types of IP and business law, this Business Training is for you.

Miguel Danielson and Patrick Dixon of Danielson Legal will present an overview of corporate and intellectual property law issues for fast-growing business owners. This will include explanations of limited liability protection and piercing the corporate veil—as well as an explanation of trademarks, patents and copyrights. Special attention will be paid to common legal issues affecting small business and other rapidly growing enterprise owners.

This training qualifies for two CPE credits for the ND CPA Society.

About the Speakers

Miguel Danielson is the founder and a managing member of Danielson Legal and a veteran of two top law firms in Boston. He has formidable experience in a wide variety of intellectual property and transactional technology law matters. Danielson has served as primary outside trademark counsel to numerous publicly traded companies and has counseled dozens of companies of all sizes on all aspects of trademark portfolio development and strategy.

Patrick Dixon is an attorney at Danielson Legal and whose practice concentrates in corporate and business law for emerging and technology- focused companies. Dixon’s work includes mergers and acquisitions, business contracts, and corporate maintenance—as well as outside general counsel services.

Registration (includes lunch)

  • $27 Chamber members, in advance
  • $32 Chamber members, at the door
  • $40 Non-members, in advance
  • $45 Non-members, at the door
Ramada Plaza & Suites and Conference Center – Brahms Room
1635 42nd St. S, Fargo

Section 3


Wednesday, March 8, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Leaders: Do you want to look at your company in a whole new light? Learn to achieve better results by strengthening the “six key components” of a truly great organization at this training with Barry Gish, owner of Traction Planning.

Those looking for a silver bullet or the next “ flavor of the month” need not attend. Here, you will be introduced to a complete set of simple and practical tools you can use to run a better operation, as developed in Gino Wickman’s best-selling book, “Traction.” Learn how to do more of what you do best by building healthy teams and organizations.

At the conclusion of this workshop, you will walk away with a set of simple, practical tools that you and your leadership team will use immediately to focus on priorities, get clear on issues and gain traction together as a healthier leadership team.
This training qualifies for two CPE credits for the ND CPA Society.

About the Speaker

Gish, a certified EOS Implementer, is a proven professional in helping leadership teams get what they want from their organization for more than three decades.

Gish has a unique ability to understand the challenges of leadership and management and is well acquainted with what it takes to run an organization. He has held positions with IBM and RSM McGladrey at a national level, as well as various regional rms. He has served as president, COO, vice president of planning and development, vice president of development, consulting manager and sales representative with industry-leading companies.

Registration (includes lunch)

  • $27 Chamber members, in advance
  • $32 Chamber members, at the door
  • $40 Non-members, in advance
  • $45 Non-members, at the door
Ramada Plaza & Suites and Conference Center – Bach Room
1635 42nd St. S, Fargo
Fargo INC Five-0-One


Thursday, March 9, 5:01 – 7 p.m.

Join the American Advertising Federation of North Dakota at 5:01
p.m. for this fun networking event at Forum Communications Printing! Guests will have the opportunity to tour of ce spaces, network and enjoy refreshments with good company.
Register on the AAF-ND’s website. Students and professionals alike are welcome. This is a free event.
Forum Communications Printing
4601 16th Ave. N, Fargo

Fargo INC Sugar Beet Institute Logo


Wednesday, March 22, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The 55th International Sugarbeet Institute brings together sugar beet growers and allied industries. Admission is free. Parking is $5.
1800 N. University Drive, Fargo
Fargo INC Leading Ladies Luncheon


Wednesday, March 22, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Invite your friends and join the ND Women’s Business Center in this celebration of Women’s History Month as they recognize the women of past, present and future in North Dakota—including you!
This annual luncheon has another outstanding list of panelists to feature this
year and will announce them one at a time over the coming weeks. Don’t wait to get your tickets, though, as this is always a sold out event! Cost is $35. Must register by March 15.
Holiday Inn
3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo


Tuesday, March 28, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

People in today’s society focus on living
a fast-paced life, and women in particular seem to fall in line with all that it has to offer—multitasking, lists and busy-ness. Dr. Ann Burnett, professor and director of women and gender studies at NDSU, will talk about her research into the fast pace of life, what it means for women leaders and whether or not “keeping up” is such a good idea.

About the Presenter
Dr. Ann Burnett received her
bachelor’s degree from Colorado College,
her master’s from the University of Northern Colorado and her Ph.D. from the University
of Utah. In addition to her interest in legal communication, Dr. Burnett also pursues research in interpersonal communication on how fast-paced lifestyles impact relationships.
Sanctuary Events Center
670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

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Nate Mickelberg is the former editor of Fargo INC! He holds his master's in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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